The Tish audience is a distinctive one, quite apart from the regular hurrah crowd which awaits Mrs. Rinehart's unfailingly successful novels. Tish is the indomitable maiden aunt, always off on some tangent, and making adventure where none exists, and dragging the inevitably sneezing Abbie and the patient Lizzie in her wake. These new adventures are madder than ever; almost there is a touch of burlesque, beyond the madness of her younger years. But still hugely entertaining and an essential book for anyone who loved Tish of the old days. If you never met her before, sample The Mouse and The Oyster for the vital spark.